Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The caucus is connected to Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) as that group looked to push back against high taxes across the country. 
Rooney unveiled a proposal to “amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a ‘major disaster,’” which would bring FEMA in. Florida was hit by toxic algae and red tide last year. 
As part of the U.S. Senate leadership’s $1 trillion stimulus plan to help the nation respond to coronavirus, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is pushing $300 billion in aid for small businesses
CFA combines detailed reports submitted from 35 state and local consumer agencies across 21 states.
After years of overlooking Florida’s growing drone economy,‭ ‬Senator Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio are finally taking notice.
Rubio, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee,  appeared with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business to talk about the second round of funds in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses.
Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.
These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle back in October 2018. 
Each of the eight communities selected to participate in the Competitive Florida Partnership Program will receive $35,000 to fund the development of a strategic plan for economic growth and diversity, community design and disaster preparedness. The partnership between DEO and the local communities offers long-term technical assistance as DEO connects them to various state and federal resources to support the expansion of their economy.
“The increase in real estate licenses, construction licenses, and hotel and restaurant licenses over the past year shows there is strengthening demand for real estate transactions and more housing, traveling and dining options for Floridians and visitors to our state,” said DBPR Sec. Halsey Beshears.